Bombardier has announced that its all-new CS100
has performed over 80 per cent of the required certification tests with more than 2,250 flight test hours to date. The C Series
aircraft is currently undergoing noise performance testing and is expected to meet those targets, making it the quietest commercial jet in production. Bombardier also confirmed that one of the C Series
aircrafts demonstration stops in September will be at its Bombardier Toronto site where many employees will see the aircraft fly for the first time.
"The summer months are proving very productive for the C Series
aircraft as the flight test program continues to make solid progress - even setting a record with six test aircraft flying on the same day, logging in excess of a combined 20 hours," said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. "Passengers also flew onboard the Bombardier CS100
for the first time as part of the cabin testing program and their feedback was very complimentary. The C Series
continues to impress and is on track to achieving certification later this year and we continue to work with first operator SWISS as it readies for entry-into-service in the first half of 2016."
Earlier in the summer, Bombardier announced that the C Series
aircrafts maximum range is confirmed to be up to 3,300 NM (6,112 km), some 350 NM (648 km) more than originally targeted. The aircraft is delivering more than a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage compared to in-production aircraft, and a greater than 10 per cent advantage compared to future re-engined aircraft.
With unmatched environmental and noise footprints, the C Series
is undergoing testing to confirm aircrafts community noise level is up to 20 EPNdB below the Federal Aviation Authoritys Stage 4 limit, making it ideal for city centre operations. News source Bombardier Media